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Frost Library, Room 211
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Presented by the Department of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies:

Mays Imad and Daniel Alexander Jones will share their respective research, work and perspectives on the ways our bodies absorb and transmit the (restrictive) mechanisms of our world/s and are also a rich resource of agentic possibilities. They will explore with us the ways that we do this in our communities across space and time, including in archives, performance, teaching, and the physical and affective spaces we traverse. 

Lunch will be provided.

Open to faculty, staff, and students in the Five College community. Limited to 28 participants. RSVP Required.

Dr. Imad is an associate professor of biology at Connecticut College. She is a neuroscientist who uses psychometric and biometric tools to examine the relationships between stress, perception, self-advocacy, community and how these impact cognition. One of her most recent projects included traveling with tribal elders and healers across Sub-Saharan Africa to understand trauma, healing and possibilities for reparation, including in dance performances and other community rituals.

Jones is faculty at Cal Arts School of Theater and Producing Artist at CalArts Center for New Performance. He is a playwright, teacher and performer who works to move us past transactional relational experiences toward individual and communal expansiveness through vulnerability, radical imagination, persistence and commitment to love. In 2023, Jones was commissioned by Princeton University to create an original performance inspired by his exploration of the Toni Morrison Papers and the Toni Morrison: Sites of Memory exhibition. 

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Black Studies, the Lucius Root Eastman 1895 Lectures Fund and the Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World Fund.

Additional Info

RSVP Form (required)

Contact Info

Stephanie Orion
(413) 542-5781
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